Inovio Zika vaccine protects monkeys, Senate advances $1.1B Zika funding bill

by FiercePharma
May 18, 2016

As the quest for a Zika vaccine unfolds, Inovio Pharma ($INO) continues to lead the pack. The Pennsylvania-based vaccine maker announced Monday that its candidate showed promise in nonhuman primates.

The company’s synthetic DNA vaccine elicited “robust” antibody and T cell responses in monkeys, Inovio said in a statement. Each animal that received two doses of the vaccine developed antibodies against the mosquito-borne disease. Three months ago, Inovio reported that the candidate performed well in mice.

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